My path to academic optometry


  written by guest author Dr. Laurel Kelley I made the decision to pursue optometry when I was a freshman in college. Like many young adults just out of high school, I knew I wanted to be in the medical field due to my interest in the biological sciences and the vague idea that I […]

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Lesson 3: Imposter Syndrome


I find the act of “fitting in” incredibly exhausting. “Fitting in” implies there are pre-requisites to belonging. Such terminology has pushed me to exhaustingly reevaluate my progress each step of the way and constantly question whether I had finally achieved that dream of “belonging.” You would think being admitted into a doctorate program would be […]

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Alaskan Optometric Externship Featuring Autumn Killop


Autumn, a fourth year optometric student at the Southern College of Optometry, is a friend of ASCO and has submitted several blogs in the past. Her latest vlog shows us a bit from her optometric externship in Alaska. Autumn can be contacted at akillop@sco.edu Interested in submitting a video blog or a written blog? We […]

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Meet Dr. Parres Wright — Educating Future Doctors of Optometry


  Meet Dr. Parres Wright, Assistant Professor at Midwestern University – Chicago College of Optometry. This video shows how she navigates educating her students during Covid as well as her passion for her students and for her profession. She is proof that academic optometry is a rewarding and fulfilling career path. Dr. Wright is on […]

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Lesson 2: Parkinson’s Law


  Read Shail’s Part 1: Don’t Let Eyes Be The Demise Northcote Parkinson, 1942 Parkinson’s Law: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” Less time studying, and better grades. Though factual, it sounds entirely fictional. Hi all, my name is Shail Gajjar and I’m a second year at The University […]

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Easy on the Eyes Episode 2: Sudden Change


Easy Anyama, 2nd year optometry student at the University of Houston, College of Optometry continues his journey in optometry school. Episode 2 of Easy on the Eyes is below. Revisit Episode 1. Are you an optometry student (or know one) who is interested in sharing your story with us? Please message ASCO’s Director of Communications, […]

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Lessons From OPT I: Don’t Let Eyes Be Your Demise


I get it. It’s your first year of optometry school. You’re nervous. Your anxiety has peaked. Your ambitions are high. You refuse to fail, and you’ll use every ounce of your strength and mental energy to safeguard your success. I was there too, and I admire your dedication to the profession. No one wants to […]

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Easy on the Eyes Episode 1: How I Chose Optometry


Meet Easy Anyama. Easy is a 2nd year optometry student at the University of Houston, College of Optometry. We first met Easy when he was featured in our April 2020 issue of Eye on Education, and we are excited to learn more about him. Check out his video below and learn more about his journey […]

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Meet Doctors of Optometry Drs. Sola and Brenda Fadeyi


ASCO is happy to introduce Doctors of Optometry, Sola and Brenda Fadeyi. Take a listen to their story. They describe their journey of finding and getting into optometry school, why they chose optometry as a career, and their trials and tribulations along the way. Both Doctors of Optometry may have had their challenges but they […]

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